The United States intends to provide Ukraine with Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and Germany plans to transfer Marder armored vehicles, the White House informs following a call between US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reads.
According to the statement, both countries plan to train the Ukrainian military to use the relevant systems.
Additionally, Germany will supply a Patriot air defense missile battery to Ukraine to provide defense against Russian missile attacks. The USA announced its donation of a Patriot missile battery earlier in December.
Media reported Thursday that Germany was considering delivering the Marder IFVs in close consultation with France and the USA.
According to Der Spiegel, Germany could supply up to 40 Marder IFVs.
French president Emmanuel Macron said on the evening of 4 January that France will supply AMX-10 RC armored fighting vehicles.
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When supplied, French AMX-10 RC and German Marders would become the first NATO-made infantry vehicles delivered for Ukraine in the already almost year-long Russian war against Ukraine.
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